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Caxton FX Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Even Prepaid Card (Monthly Plan)
Card Fees
£5/month
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: free
Load with GBP - Spend & withdraw in any foreign currency with no mark-ups, transaction, ATM, lost, reactivation & dormancy fees. See T&Cs.
WeSwap Prepaid MasterCard
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Bank Transfer: free
Free £10 when you load £100. New P2P approach offering mid-market exchange rates. Free ATM withdrawals over £200. (T&Cs may apply, see website)
FairFX Dollar Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
$2
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Best exchange rate of all the prepaid cards.
Subject to £50 minimum load.
FairFX Euro Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
€1.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Best exchange rate of all the prepaid cards.
Subject to £50 minimum load.
FairFX Anywhere Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
1.4%
Overseas ATMs
£1
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
Best exchange rate of all the prepaid cards.
Subject to £50 minimum load.
T24 Black VISA Prepaid Card
Card Fees
$170
then
$15/month
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
$1.20
Load Charges
Bank Transfer: $2
$50,000 USD Load Limit, FREE Travel Insurance and FREE Priority Pass Membership. No monthly fees for first year.
Moneycorp Explorer Enhanced Cardholder Account
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
3%
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
SMS: free
AA Euro Travel Currency Prepaid Card
Card Fees
£9.95
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
£1.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: 99p
Paypoint: 3%
Card issue fee of £9.95 is refunded if the first load is over £100. Overseas ATM fee is also refunded on withdrawals of £50 or more.
AA Worldwide (Sterling) Travel Currency Prepaid Card
Card Fees
£9.95
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
£1.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: 99p
Paypoint: 3%
Card issue fee of £9.95 is refunded if the first load is over £100. Overseas ATM fee is also refunded on withdrawals of £50 or more.
ICE PLC ice Euro Travellers Cashcard
Card Fees
€4.75
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Cardholders will receive 1.5% Cashback on all purchases made.
* ICE Travellers Cashcards purchased with less than £700 loaded onto them will cost £4.75 from 12th May 2014.
ICE PLC ice Sterling Travellers Cashcard
Card Fees
£4.75
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: 2.85%
Cardholders will receive 1.5% Cashback on all purchases made.
* ICE Travellers Cashcards purchased with less than £700 loaded onto them will cost £4.75 from 12th May 2014.
ICE PLC ice Dollar Travellers Cashcard
Card Fees
$4.75
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Cardholders will receive 1.5% Cashback on all purchases made.
* ICE Travellers Cashcards purchased with less than £700 loaded onto them will cost £4.75 from 12th May 2014.
Cashplus Euro Travel Money Card Ex/C
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: free
Epay: €3
my Travel Cash US Dollar Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Cardholders receive 1% cashback on all purchases made using the card, plus no ATM or transaction fees abroad. See T&Cs.
my Travel Cash Euro Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Cardholders receive 1% cashback on all purchases made using the card, plus no ATM or transaction fees abroad. See T&Cs.
my Travel Cash Multi Currency Card
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
2.99%
Overseas ATMs
Free
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Cardholders receive 1% cashback on all purchases made using the card, plus no ATM or transaction fees abroad. See T&Cs.
Post Office Travel Money Card Plus - Dollar
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
$2.50
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: free
SMS: free
Post Office Travel Money Card Plus - Euro
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
Free
Overseas ATMs
€2
Load Charges
Debit Card: free
Post Office: free
SMS: free
Post Office Travel Money Card Plus - Sterling
Card Fees
£0
Foreign Transactions
2.49%
Overseas ATMs
£1.50 / 2.49%
Load Charges
Debit Card: £3 / 1.5%
Post Office: £3 / 1.5%
SMS: £3 / 1.5%

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How to Find the Best Travel Money Card

More and more people are choosing to take prepaid travel cards with them on holiday. Here's how to find the best prepaid travel card for your trip overseas.

The days of traveller’s cheques, foreign exchange and credit cards could be numbered as increasing numbers of people choose a prepaid card to help them manage their cash whilst overseas.

So, why are prepaid travel money cards the perfect companion for your holiday? And how do you find the best prepaid travel card? 

Benefits of a travel prepaid card

There are lots of benefits to prepaid travel cards. These include:

Security

Taking a large quantity of foreign currency or traveller’s cheques abroad can be risky. Not all campsites or hotels offer secure storage for valuables and many foreign destinations are havens for thieves and pickpockets.

When you use pre paid travel cards you can withdraw small sums of foreign currency as you need them. And, you can block your card if it is stolen while you are overseas.

Exchange rate

When you are abroad it is often the case that the exchange rate you will benefit from is very poor, hotels in particular tend to offer notoriously low exchange rates.

By using prepaid travel money cards, however, you will generally benefit from a competitive exchange rate on your travel cash.

Keeping control

It is easy to overspend on holiday as the cost of car hire, hotels, meals and day trips all mount up. A travel prepaid card lets you keep control over your spending as you can never spend more than you have loaded onto the card

How to find the best prepaid travel card

With dozens of pre paid travel cards available in the market it can be tricky to find the right one for you. So, it’s important that you shop around and compare the various prepaid travel cards on offer.

This is especially important as you could be saddled with signficiant charges if you're not careful about which card you apply for.

For this reason comparing your options and researching the fees and charges that apply to the various travel prepaid card deals is essential.

Try to find the card with the lowest fees that offers the specific features and benefits you need and allows you to spend in the currency of your choice.

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